Application questions essay college common

In a sense, the entire essay exercise boils down to that one leading question: What do you want the readers of your application to know about you? This is not a trick question. The ball is fully in your court and always has been. What you write is entirely up to you. So write about yourself–about what you love, where you come from, what you aspire to, how you spend your time, what bugs you, what inspires you, who is important in your life.

questions for the Common Application are available on the Essay Topics page.
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The Common Application Essay Prompts were revised to reflect a universal truth of meaningful conversation: ask a better question, get a better answer.


Feb 17, 2017 - New Common Application Essay Questions for 2017-2018

May 15, 2017 - ​The Common Application includes five options for essay questions
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Included with the Common Application, Coalition Application, and Georgia Tech questions is one long essay and two short answer essays. The purpose of the essays is to assess your writing ability and, more importantly, to learn more about you as an individual. This portion of the application helps us get to know you, assess mutual fit and better understand what you could contribute to Georgia Tech.